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Handbook of Statistics_29B

Sample Surveys: Inference and Analysis

This new handbook contains the most comprehensive account of sample surveys theory and practice to date. It is a second volume on sample surveys, with the goal of updating and extending the sampling volume published as volume 6 of the Handbook of Statistics in 1988. The present handbook is divided into two volumes (29A and 29B), with a total of 41 chapters, covering current developments in almost every aspect of sample surveys, with references to important contributions and available software. It can serve as a self contained guide to researchers and practitioners, with appropriate balance between theory and real life applications.

Each of the two volumes is divided into three parts, with each part preceded by an introduction, summarizing the main developments in the areas covered in that part. Volume 1 deals with methods of sample selection and data processing, with the later including editing and imputation, handling of outliers and measurement errors, and methods of disclosure control. The volume contains also a large variety of applications in specialized areas such as household and business surveys, marketing research, opinion polls and censuses. Volume 2 is concerned with inference, distinguishing between design-based and model-based methods and focusing on specific problems such as small area estimation, analysis of longitudinal data, categorical data analysis and inference on distribution functions. The volume contains also chapters dealing with case-control studies, asymptotic properties of estimators and decision theoretic aspects.


Researchers and practitioners in sample surveys, Sampling and survey design, Survey processing, Survey applications, Inference from survey data, Informative sampling and theoretical aspects.

Included in series
Handbook of Statistics

Hardbound, 666 Pages

Published: September 2009

Imprint: North-holland

ISBN: 978-0-444-53438-5


  • Part 1. Sampling and Survey Design

    Introduction to Part 1

    Ch. 1. Introduction to Survey Sampling

    Ch. 2. Sampling with Unequal Probabilities

    Ch. 3. Two-Phase Sampling

    Ch. 4. Multiple-Frame Surveys

    Ch. 5. Designs for Surveys over Time

    Ch. 6. Sampling of Rare Populations

    Ch. 7. Design, Conduct, and Analysis of Random-Digit Dialing Surveys

    Part 2. Survey Processing

    Introduction to Part 2

    Ch. 8. Nonresponse andWeighting

    Ch. 9. Statistical Data Editing

    Ch. 10. Imputation and Inference in the Presence of Missing Data

    Ch. 11. Dealing with Outliers in Survey Data

    Ch. 12. Measurement Errors in Sample Surveys

    Ch. 13. Computer Software for Sample Surveys

    Ch. 14. Record Linkage

    Ch. 15. Statistical Disclosure Control for Survey Data

    Part 3. Survey Applications

    Introduction to Part 3

    Ch. 16. Sampling and Estimation in Household Surveys

    Ch. 17. Sampling and Estimation in Business Surveys

    Ch. 18. Sampling, Data Collection, and Estimation in Agricultural Surveys

    Ch. 19. Sampling and Inference in Environmental Surveys

    Ch. 20. Survey Sampling Methods in Marketing Research: A Review of Telephone,

    Mall Intercept, Panel, andWeb Surveys

    Ch. 21. Sample Surveys and Censuses

    Ch. 22. Opinion and Election Polls

    Volume 29B: Inference and Analysis

    Part 4. Alternative Approaches to Inference from

    Introduction to Part 4

    Ch. 23. Model-Based Prediction of Finite Population Totals

    Ch. 24. Design- and Model-Based Inference for Model Parameters

    Ch. 25. CalibrationWeighting: Combining Probability Samples and Linear Prediction Models

    Ch. 26. Estimating Functions and Survey Sampling

    Ch. 27. Nonparametric and Semiparametric Estimation in Complex Surveys

    Ch. 28. Resampling Methods in Surveys

    Ch. 29. Bayesian Developments in Survey Sampling

    Ch. 30. Empirical Likelihood Methods

    Part 5. Special Estimation and Inference Problems

    Ch. 31. Design-based Methods of Estimation for Domains and Small Areas

    Ch. 32. Model-Based Approach to Small Area Estimation

    Ch. 33. Design and Analysis of Surveys Repeated over Time

    Ch. 34. The Analysis of Longitudinal Surveys

    Ch. 35. Categorical Data Analysis for Simple and Complex Surveys

    Ch. 36. Inference on Distribution Functions and Quantiles

    Ch. 37. Scatterplots with Survey Data

    Part 6. Informative Sampling and Theoretical Aspects

    Ch. 38. Population-Based Case-Control Studies

    Ch. 39. Inference under Informative Sampling

    Ch. 40. Asymptotics in Finite Population Sampling

    Ch. 41. Some Decision-Theoretic Aspects of Finite Population Sampling


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